By Yoos, Cam on February 6, 2020.
Brett Davis scored two goals in the final three minutes and the Lethbridge Hurricanes rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Red Deer Rebels in Western Hockey League play Wednesday night in Red Deer.
Davis scored the winner with 49 seconds to play on a Lethbridge power play, and the Hurricanes earned the win after trailing on three different occasions.
Davis tied the game 6-6 at the 16:59 mark of the final period after the Hurricanes were forced to kill a five-minute kneeing major to Trevor Thurston, plus 1:41 of a two-man disadvantage.
Dylan Cozens, Alex Cotton, Logan Barlage, Jett Jones and Ty Prefontaine also scored for Lethbridge.
Josh Tarzwell and Ben King both scored twice for the Rebels, while Keaton Sorensen and Zak Smith added singles.
Cotton and Tarzwell traded first-period goals. After Red Deer scored three goals in a five-minute span in the second period, the Hurricanes countered with three unanswered to knot the game 4-4 after 40 minutes.
Cozens, with his 29th of the season, scored with the Hurricanes shorthanded late in the second period to tie it.
Smith put the Rebels up again one minute into the third period, Prefontaine answered for Lethbridge just over two minutes later, then King made it 6-5 Red Deer at 5:59, before Davis’ late game heroics.
Davis, Cozens and Barlage all finished with three points for the Hurricanes. It was the final game of seven straight on the road, with Lethbridge winning five.
Carl Tetachuk started in goal for Lethbridge and surrendered three goals on 15 shots. Bryan Thomson came on in relief eight minutes into the second period and made 15 saves.
Byron Fancy was in goal for Red Deer and faced 39 shots. The Rebels, 17-27-2-3, are 16 points back of a playoff spot.
Lethbridge improved to 31-12-3-5 and moved two points ahead of Medicine Hat for second place in the Central Division. The Tigers were 4-3 losers in overtime against Prince Albert. The Raiders visit Lethbridge on Saturday.